Luna in Cancer Salve
$66.00 – $99.00
100% organic: calamus root, mugwort, watercress, chamomile, ashwagandha, calendula, california poppy, all heal, white lotus, milky oat tops, orris root, blue poppy seeds, flax seed, and white willow bark.
Ritually immersed in organic jojoba and coconut oils post-fumigation during Luna in Cancer’s election, and left to slumber for many moons. Strained and combined with organic beeswax on Luna’s day and hour, alongside essential oils of chamomile and myrrh, crowned with white gold.
Soothing and sensitizing. Apply to the feet and anywhere else you’d like before sleep or ritual, to relax, to prime, and to potentiate the influence of Anointing Oils, Holy Waters, and Talismans from other series.
A less volatile/ “safer” offering than the Moon’s Anointing Oil…
Offered in a 2.5 oz tin for $66, or 4 oz bulk pot for $99
|Dimensions||0.80 × 0.80 × 2 in|
Night of April 7th, 2022. Hour and Night of the Moon. Chart in image gallery.
2.5 oz, 4 oz
Yes — contains NO animal ingredients
HIGH STAIN POTENTIAL — Always perform patch tests before application to any medium
This salve smells like comfort. When I was a kid, one of my favorite bedtime snacks was a cereal called Mini Wheats, which are small sugar coated wheat biscuits. In milk, they smelled sweet and comforting and cozy, and the minute I applied this salve to my chest at bedtime, I exclaimed ‘Wow! This is Mini Wheats!’ In fact, I had to go buy a box to confirm the olfactory memory and sure enough, there is the same soothing, sleepy, snuggled-under-a-blanket-getting-tucked-in smell that feels like safety and simplicity. It is one of my go-to bedtime salves for gentle, restful sleep. One of my favorites.
Luna in Cancer salve is relaxing, soothing and comforting for my natal Aries moon. I can often feel uncomfortable in my body, and I've found this salve to help me ease into a slower, more somatic awareness and bodily softness.
Each time I've used the salve before bed, my dreams have been extremely vivid and potent. My partner has the Moon in Cancer conjunct Jupiter natally, and they also have incredible dream recall anytime materia from this series is used. This is their favourite series to date! I've found that applying this salve on your own or with a loved one can allow for organic, deep and compassionate emotional intimacy.
I use this salve on my tummy and lower back during PMS and during my period. It really helps!!! I still have symptoms but they are less severe.
I was initially wary of Moon Moon but got strong, repeated divination results to lean into this series. This salve is quiet but powerful. I use it to boost the healing/ameliorative aspects of other offerings, particularly Butter Ocean. When I apply the salve over other S+S oils, it’s like the other offerings open up and become more present and accessible. Alone, this salve provides openness and creates space for contemplation and communion with those closest to me, but is still a bit less comfortable than when suitably buffered. It truly is like wearing the High Priestess card - not always a comfortable role! Since starting to use this salve with other offerings, I have found myself reaching for it almost nightly.
For some reason, this salve–and only it–called out to me, a fire stellium who lacks of water element in their chart. So "illogical!"
You know how while hiking in the dark, you think the shadows are predatory animals, and the next morning you go to the same spot and it’s some bush? That’s the Moon card to me. I remember using this with Gator Saturn series, and it helped me see which Karma isn’t mine, which fear isn’t real, which monster isn’t all it cracked up to be.
Purchased some tarot and courses on angels and demons of Shemhamephorash. Asked who I should work with, and the entities ruled by the moon stood out. They’re very gentle too, and like to help you study.
Someone mentioned this series is like wearing the High Priestess card around your neck. I would agree, but also made the veil thinner to the spirits around you.
i was nervous about trying this series as my moon is in Scorpio, but i've found Her to be so deeply soothing. i've been going through a difficult emotional period in near isolation, and i'm being drawn to rub the salve into my heart once again.
Moon-Moon! I enjoy using this before going to bed (12H Moon!) and its really about embodiment in the here and now. The salve put you in touch with your body and your needs, and is great. This is not a get-up and go, but rather a slowdown and focus on yourself salve. Given my moon placement, it is also not a social engagement item either. This is for me, myself, and my own needs. But if that is an area that you have difficulty accessing, Moon-Moon feels supportive in your journey to get there and express your needs.
So I have a bit of a funny relationship with my LiC salve, as I never actually ordered it but instead received it by accident because it was the exact same shape and size as another thing I ordered. (Made right by the wonderful S+ staff never fear.)
However, as a natal moon moon with a Cancer stellium, it feels like it was fate that this mistake was made as I love this salve so much! It's a great primer for fragrance both because of its magical property of boosting other stuff and because my skin is dry and more moisture enhances it's staying power, and because I experience my energy strongly through my hands it's a great mediator to help me from getting overwhelmed and overestimated. I personally had no trouble adjusting to LiC but I think that's probably due to Cancer's outsized influence on my chart as previously mentioned. But to my fellow Cancers, don't sleep on this!
I affectionately refer to it "small mammal paste" because when I apply it I become acutely aware of my body because of the mechanism of application, I have to touch my own skin and I feel like a creature, and then within a few minutes it makes me feel like a baby bear or something, like my thoughts are much less wordy, I become aware of my body in a way thats not so easy for me all the time, I need snacks and especially like cute treat snacks like hot chocolate or toast or a pile of tangerines or candy. it turns down the noise in my brain so much & its so nice, like I can really notice the texture of the sheets, the feeling of the air, the quiet. I really like it for being alone for a little quality time to check in with myself before bed. I can only use it when theres nothing else to do because unless its eat snacks and get cozy I will likely not do it, and it really really helps me sleep, and even wake up at the right time if I pray to the moon to not let me oversleep. I have had a few weirdly rough anxious or emotionally uncomfortable times with all the moon-moon stuff when the moon is in a bad place or afflicted, but that is clearly warned about in the description. Its so hard to say but its possible luna in cancer is the series I feel in love with the fastest and hardest of all.
I've approached my work with Luna in Cancer quite slowly as it was my first Sphere + Sundry materia and Kaitlin had made a point of offering caution in her write up. I felt drawn to it when it was announced and refused to talk myself out of this as my first (though part of me tried). I am one of many injuries, including some significant ankle and calf owies, so at first I decided to dabble slowly with some salve in these areas. I was already working with the concept of Saturn as Fascia and so I focused application when the Moon was transiting Saturn's signs (and yes to the calves and ankles depending on if in Cap or Aquarius). LiC has shown me a path of embodiment...which I was always on, but not conscious of until deep in this work...before it was a healing journey, now it is an embodied journey. As I enter the dark zones of my body and excavate the pain, Luna gives me light to know I am not alone and that I can continue to navigate my experience in a kind and gentle way. When I apply the salve to my ankles it doesn't just sooth the topical area, but communicates to the rest of my body through the nerves and fascia — offering adjustments and relief. I can be in my body and feel love. I can be in my body and want to be there. I especially appreciate when I have a physio or other hands-on practitioner appointment under the noted transits as applying the salve after treatment exponentially amplifies what treatment would have done alone. This has become such a core part of this journey that I bought a second, larger tin to ensure I'll have some for the coming years. Kaitlin's caution is not unwarranted. I use this a couple times monthly at most. In a period where I got a little excited and was putting it on more often I came to recognize that I was a little much (on top of me already being a little much), and so I scaled back usage and am comfortable with where I netted out. A little of a gateway drug as I've started playing with several other items and series' since starting with LiC, and I am ever grateful for Luna's gentle acceptance of me into this magic.